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In 1997 Interview, Ron Paul Took Credit For Controversial Newsletter

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul has come under periodic fire this election for a newsletter published under his name after he left Congress which contained racist epitets and conspiracy theories. During the 1996 election Paul’s opponent attempted, and failed, to make the racist newsletters an issues. In this video, from a 1997 conservative roundtable, Paul takes credit for the newsletter after the racism came to light. It was not until 2001 that Paul would disavow the contents published under his own name.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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